A friend sent me a remarkable article and video about The Tree of Forty Fruits. It is about 5 minutes long. I cold not help but see this as a parable/metaphor for what God is doing in the church.
God is grafting onto our church wonderful, diverse fruit. And the diversity makes for a more beautiful than ever tree.
Check out Romans 11:11–24 for the theme of God grafting new people onto the tree of his original people.
And read Jesus’ words on the vine and branches (and fruit) in John 15:1–17.
– Pastor Brian